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Drive and Passion

Jan 9, 2010 Wisdom 0 comments

Drive and passion are not the same thing, but they are often confused by those who have not truly considered whether they are living deferred life versus whole life Life Plans. Drive Drive is a commitment that pushes you towards something you are compelled or obliged to deliver. Eric Berne identified five typical drivers which could…

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Business Plan

Jan 8, 2010 Heroes 0 comments

Before you start trying to write one, read Guy Kawasaki.

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Contracts

Jan 8, 2010 Resources 0 comments

Yoichiro (“Yokum”) Taku is a corporate and securities partner in the Palo Alto, California office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He makes a wide range of standard documents and notes about them available online.

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Law in the real world

Jan 8, 2010 Wisdom 0 comments

If you EVER have to get to the stage of using a lawyer to enforce a contract, you are probably screwed already. You will spend so much time and energy and money that the only person who will benefit is the lawyer. contracts aren’t worth the paper they are printed on That’s especially true for…

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Brave New World, or Better-Faster-Cheaper?

Jan 8, 2010 Wisdom 0 comments

New business ideas tend to fall into two camps. It helps for a team to be clear which kind of business they are trying to drive as they need different kinds of leadership and management. Brave New World ideas are radically new and need to create their own market. There are no incumbent competitors, no…

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JFDI issues first Request For Comments

Jan 2, 2010 News 0 comments

So over the last few months a few interested parties have been meeting on a semi-regular basis to prod the idea along. The basic idea hasn’t changed: we want to see a new kind of incubator in town, one that operates in batches, twice a year, similar to Y Combinator and Techstars. Somebody suggested we…

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